Decatur: Georgia’s Newest Bike Friendly Community

Congrats to Decatur, Georgia’s newest Bike Friendly Community!

This morning, the League of American Bicyclists announced new Bicycle Friendly Community awardees, and Decatur has been designated as a Bronze BFC, joining Athens, Roswell, and Tybee Island as the official BFCs in the state.

Kudos on this well-deserved recognition!

From Be Active Decatur’s press release:

Over the past several years, the City of Decatur has added bicycle lanes, bicycle racks, and sharrows. Two new bike stores have opened. and there are group bike rides that occur on a regular basis in Decatur.  Bike Valet parking was added to the two major festivals, the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Book Festival. Walking and riding bikes around the city has become more commonplace as people feel safer and  more comfortable on their bikes.

“A year ago, I would have never thought that I would have the  courage to ride down Ponce de Leon during rush hour. With the addition of the sharrow road markings and the steadily increasing number of bicyclists, I now feel very comfortable riding my bike around the city. “  A Local Bicyclist